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Late May/early June ‘19

Hellooooooo!

I decided to take a break from performing… Psych! Here’s some upcoming performances:
May 28th 7:30PM Bach Project Part V at the Musical Offering Cafe 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.My good friend and frequent collaborator, Jacob Hansen Joseph, and I are each playing a solo suite and joing forces to play a rather difficult solo violin sonata. The one in C. Yeah, THAT one! Event Page

June 1st 7:30PM Glenview Classical Series Presents Solaris Trio at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602. We’re playing my original piano trio, a piece of which I’m very proud. We’re also playing music by Evan Price, Benjamin Godard, Chausson, Debussy, and Mahler.  Joining us is my good friend and frequent collaborator, Jacob Hansen Joseph, on viola. He’s playing on the Mahler Piano Quartet and the 2nd movement of the Chausson Piano Quartet, one of my favorite pieces for that instrumentation. It’s that beautiful French Romantic sound we all love. Event Page

June 2nd 6PM Town Quartet plays Kiki’s Garden Potluck Partis. 1715 Peralta St, Oakland, CA 94607-1615. We’re playing the Derek Sup String Quartet, Mia Bella D’Augelli’s “Short and Crunchy” Duo for Violin and Cello, classic rock arrangements by Jacob Hansen Joseph, the “Metroid Suite,” arranged by Corey Mike, and my 6 Short Quartets. Event Page
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June 7th 8PM Ariel Wang plays the Ridgeway House with La Dee Da, Little Arcs, and Whiskerman. 204 Ridgeway, Oakland CA. This is going to be a super dope house show. Ariel’s set will have string quartet and feature a bunch of stuff from her upcoming album that’s in the works as I type! Did you take note of the line-up? It’s gonna be SUPER DOPE!!!
June 9th 8PM Cosa Nostra Strings at the Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, California 94704. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite local venues. Great sound and vibes. Also playing is Darren Johnston’s new(?) project, The Pipes. Event Page
June 28th 7:30PM Glenview Classical Series Presents: Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, California 94602. CAPO is a string orchestra that plays music written and/or arranged by its members. We’re playing a substantial piece of mine called “Fiasco!” Also on the program is an incredibly beautiful piece for piano and orchestra by Derek Sup. You will love it!  Event Page
I’m also playing 2 more Groupmuses (classical music house concerts). May 26th in SF and June 4th in Oakland.
Also, all of these events benefit from you bringing money. Just saying…
Thanks so much!
-Lewis
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April ’19 Shows

Guess what I’m blogging about!?!? Yes, shows, concerts and performances, and lots of the them. And guess what else?!?!?! You’re invited!!!!!!!!!!!!

1st, I encourage you all to check out Groupmuse.com and consider attending one of my 3 events listed there. Each one is a different group and will feature some of my original music. There’s: Tuesday 4/9 7pm Cosa Nostra Strings in Richmond. Sunday 4/14 7pm Greek Music Project in Berkeley, and Thursday 4/18 7pm Proteus Trio in Kensington. A Groupmuse is a classical (Or at least half-classical) house concert. I tend to play these every once in a while so it wouldn’t hurt to check the website every now and then. There’s lot’s of other great events listed as well!

OK now for the public events!

Friday 4/12 7pm Musical Art Quintet at Swedenborgian Church: 2107 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94115. Musical Art Quintet is playing a benefit for InnerMusic SF, which used to be San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a great organization that supports and provides fiscal sponsorship for a lot of local groups. They also give out a lot of grants that support the local music community. Musical Art Quintet is a former grant recipient, and thus, we are playing this year’s benefit concert. Event page

Saturday 4/13 8pm Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra at Peralta Station Annex: 3003 Peralta Street, Oakland.Also know and CAPO, we are a string orchestra that plays our own music! We don’t perform very often, so when we do, it’s very special. We’re playing 2 of my originals and one of my arrangements of a song by Ariel Wang. Check out the event page for more details.

Wednesday 4/17 7:30pm Bach Project Part 4: Goldberg Variations at the Musical Offering Cafe: 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. This is with Nigel Armstrong and Jacob Hansen Joseph. The Goldberg Variations is one of J.S. Bach’s massive achievements in the realm of keyboard composition. It translates beautifully well for strings, and the performers are top-notch. Event page
 
Wednesday 4/24 7:30pm Town Quartet at the Musical Offering Cafe: 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Town Quartet plays the unique and stylish Verdi Quartet, his only piece in the genre, and Schubert’s last (and totally amazing and my favorite) string quartet, the “Great” Quartet in G major. I’m serious, the nickname is “Great.” Event page
 
Thursday 4/25 7pm Proteus Trio ALBUM RELEASE at Freight and Salvage: 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704.The Proteus Trio, a crossover jazz trio with Evan Price and Jonathan Alford, is releasing our album of mostly original music! My music on there! Evan is a 2-time grammy awards winner from his time in the Turtle Island Quartet, and last time we played the Freight, the concert was voted “Best Jazz Performance of the Year” by SF Classical voice. Not to be missed! Event page
Saturday 4/27 7:30pm Glenview Classical Series presents “Messiaen, Influenced and Influence” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland: 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602. This a concert of music by Messiaen and composers that inspired him, including Debussy and Ravel, as well as composer that he inspired, like Ligeti and Xenakis. The program will feature different combinations of violin, cello, piano, organ, and voice. Event page
Sunday 4/28 7pm Musical Art Quintet plays Music on the Hill: 101 Gold Mine Drive San Francisco, CA. Musical Art Quintet is a crossover jazz string quintet, and we have an exciting program of fun and interesting music planned for this concert, including some of my original quintet music! event page
Tuesday 4/30 7pm Musical Art Quintet at Congregation Emanu-El: 2 Lake Street at Arguello Street, San Francisco.The Musical Art Quintet perform the World Premiere of Sascha Jacobsen’s Kanta Judezmo, an oratorio using Jewish melodic themes with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America, that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre. This is a huge collaboration with guest musicians and dancers. Event page
Also, have I mentioned I have a podcast? Its called “The Crossover Cellist,” and on it, I interview my friends and colleagues about our various musical projects. Listen to my latest episode with Matt Montgomery here, and keep a lookout for more! The next episode is with Crystal Pascucci, and it is imminent.
OK thanks so much! I hope to see you at one (or some, or all) of these events!
-Lewis
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Spring ’19 concerts

Many, many concerts on the horizon!
This Wednesday 3/20 7pm the Bach Project continues at the Musical Offering Cafe with pianist, Elektra Schmidt, pianist/poet Mauro ffortissimo, and myself. The program is English Suite in A minor, Solo Cello Suite in C Major, Sonata for Viola da Gamba (or in this case, cello) and keyboard in G Major, and a selection of of pieces with spoken word accompaniment. All music by J.S. Bach.
Next Wednesday the Solaris Trio (Corey Mike, Anastasia Reshetikhin, myself) performs at the Musical Offering Cafe at 7pm. The program is the great Brahms Piano trio in C Major Op. 87, the unfairly rarely heard Fanny Hensel – Mendelssohn (sister of the more famous Felix) Piano Trio, and my original Piano Trio. I’m particularly proud of this piece. Its 4 contrasting movements.
Friday and Saturday the Glenview Classical Series continues at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland with 2 concerts of concertos on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th, both at 7:30. I’m playing a Telemann Overture Suite that is very cool.
Also, my crossover group, Cosa Nostra Strings has some shows coming up. We’re playing Manny’s on Valencia is SF March 24th with Lilan Kane, and a groupmuse (classical music (in this case half classical) house concert) in Richmond April 9th. Come hear me sing a baroque lament!
In fact, I have a few groupmuses coming up. check out groupmuse.com for more info.
more complete calendar:

Wednesday 3/20 Bach Project Part 3 with Elektra Schmidt and Mauro ffortissimo at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Sunday 3/24 Cosa Nostra Strings at Manny’s SF 6pm

Wednesday 3/27 The Solaris Trio plays Mendelssohn-Hensel, Brahms, and Patzner at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Friday and Saturday 3/29 and 3/30 Concerto Club Symposium VIII at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Saturday 4/13 Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra performs at a dope private warehouse space in Oakland. Doors at 7:30pm. Stay tuned for details.

Wednesday 4/17 Bach Project Part 4: Goldberg Variations with Nigel Armstrong and Jacob Hansen-Joseph. 7pm

Wednesday 4/24 Town Quartet plays Verdi and Schubert G Major at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7:30pm

Thursday 4/25 Proteus Trio album release concert at Freight and Salvage. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm..

Saturday 4/27 Music by Messiaen and his friends and students.

Thanks!

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New Music by Oakland Composers

What does Oakland sound like? A lot of things! some of those sounds and styles will be on display this Saturday March 2nd at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland at 7:30.

Last year, one of my favorite local composers and the music director of St. Paul’s, Derek Sup, and I started the Glenview Classical Series, and this New Music by Local Composers Concert is the next installment. This concert will feature 2 of Derek’s substantial works: “Tapestries” for flute, viola, cello, and piano, and “Introduction and Allegro,” for viola and piano, featuring the founder of Voila Viola and OSA faculty, Justin Ouellet.

Mia Bella D’Augelli, one of my long-time collaborators in the The Town Quartet and my good friend, has been ramping up her activity as a composer, and I’m so pleased to feature several of her pieces at this concert. You will hear her “Trio no. 1 for Flute, Violin, and Piano,” her “Quartet No. 1 for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Piano,” “Heavy Tread;” a duo for violin and cello, and more duo pieces for various combinations of instruments already listed. She achieves a great variety of sounds and textures, including some of the my favorite 12-tone music I’ve ever heard.

Renaissance woman, Ariel Wang, is an incredible creative force. You might know her from her Eponymous prog-folk-rock band, or witnessed her playing violin at gigs around town, or seen her visual art in the form of posters or paintings, or perhaps you or someone you knows studies violin, guitar, keyboard, or lacrosse with her. She not only writes hypnotic songs for her band, but also composes for us classical nerds. We’re performing a set of original music for string quartet, some of which is whimsical, dramatic, and/or quite beautiful.

Musical secret-agent, Moses Lei, is contributing a captivating piece for solo flute called “Snowy Woods,” performed by the illustrious and brilliant Sasha Launer. She is a flute-playing badass and you should keep your eye on any project she graces.

Speaking of Sasha, she and I are performing my “Duo for Flute and Cello,” a 4 movement work. I think this is one of my best pieces, and since flute pretty much just plays one note at a time, I make full use of the cello’s polyphonic capabilities. If you’re a fan of my old metal project Judgement Day, you will enjoy it. While, at times, the tonalities justify the lack of key signature, I think it’s ok for new music to have melody and consonant harmonies, so there’s plenty of that.

Ok, that’s my spiel. Please consider attending! Please consider inviting your friends, or even randos you encounter on the street. Eternally grateful,

Lewis Patzner

https://www.facebook.com/events/2004912166259747/
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Updated time for 2/6 (and updated calendar)

Hi friends,

I thought I should alert you to a slight change in the time of my duo concert with Mia Bella D’Augelli tomorrow at the Musical Offering Cafe. To accommodate an earlier event at the cafe, we’ll start at 8pm (instead of 7:30). We’ve also added a brand new Mia Bella D’Augelli piece called Heavy Tread. It’ll make you feel things you never knew were possible.
Also, I interview Mia for the latest episode of my podcast, “the Crossover Cellist.” You can listen here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/200794/941688-ep-18-mia-bella-d-augelli
or on apple podcasts, spotify, etc.
Here’s some details (from the previous post).

February 6th Mia Bella D’Augelli and I are playing a duo concert at the Musical Offering Cafe at 7:30, featuring the mighty Schulhoff Duo. It’s a hell of a piece. We’re also playing the Lullaby and Grotesque by Rebecca Clarke, 2 of my original pieces, a BRAND NEW piece by Ms. D’Augelli, Aubade by Godard, and the Prelude and Fugue in C minor from Well Tempered Clavier Book 1, by J.S. Bach.

https://www.facebook.com/events/329536181230567/

February 17th The Proteus Trio (with Evan Price and Jonathan Alford) performs in Berkeley at St. Alban’s at 4pm. We just recorded a record and it’s dope. Come hear original piano trio music, written by us, the performers!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2025138530908668/

full calendar (as of now2_19DuosPosterFinal):

Wednesday 2/6 Duo concert with Mia Bella D’Augelli at the Musical Offering Cafe in Berkeley. 8pm

Thursday 2/7 Ariel Wang Band at Ivy Room in Albany. 8pm (we play last)

Sunday 2/10 Chamber music concert with Chico State faculty at Chico State.

Sunday 2/17 Proteus Trio plays St. Alban’s in Berkeley. 4pm

Friday 2/28 Cosa Nostra Strings with Lilan Kane at the Blue Note in Napa. 6pm

Wednesday 2/27 Bach Project Part 2: Musical Offering AT the Musical Offering Cafe with Uptown Chamber. 7pm

Saturday 3/2 New Music by Oakland Composers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Sunday 3/3 Cosa Nostra Strings plays SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab. 2 sets! 6pm and 7:30pm

Wednesday 3/6 Musical Art Quintet at Strings in Berkeley. 8pm

Saturday 3/16 Cosa Nostra Strings opening for and playing the T-Sisters at the Swedish American Music Hall in SF. 8pm

Sunday 3/17 Town Quartet performs for the Chamber Music Monterey Bay Audience Development Day.

Wednesday 3/20 Bach Project Part 3 with Elektra Schmidt at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Wednesday 3/27 The Solaris Trio plays Mendelssohn-Hensel, Brahms, and Patzner at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Friday and Saturday 3/29 and 3/30 Concerto Club Symposium VIII at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Saturday 4/13 Composer Arranger Performer Orchestra performs at a dope private warehouse space in Oakland. Doors at 7:30pm. Stay tuned for details.

Wednesday 4/17 Bach Project Part 4: Goldberg Variations with Nigel Armstrong and Jacob Hansen-Joseph. 7pm

Wednesday 4/24 Town Quartet plays Verdi and Schubert G Major at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7:30pm

Thursday 4/25 Proteus Trio album release concert at Freight and Salvage. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Friday 4/26 Cosa Nostra Strings plays Mercury Soul (Mason Bates AKA DJ Masonic’s Classical+ series). venue and time tbd.

Saturday 4/27 Music by Messiaen and his friends and students at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Also, check groupmuse.com for the occasional classical music house concert.

Thanks so much!
-Lewis

Full Calendar (as of now)

Alright lots of concerts coming up: Here’s a list

Friday 1/25 Bach Project Part 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Saturday 2/2 Playing the Red Poppy in SF with Elektra Schmidt. 7pm

Sunday 2/3 Proteus Trio house concert in Mill Valley. 3pm (inquire for details)

Wednesday 2/6 Duo concert with Mia Bella D’Augelli at the Musical Offering Cafe in Berkeley. 7:30

Thursday 2/7 Ariel Wang Band at Ivy Room in Albany. 8pm

Sunday 2/10 Chamber music concert with Chico State faculty at Chico State.

Sunday 2/17 Proteus Trio plays St. Alban’s in Berkeley. 4pm

Friday 2/22 Cosa Nostra Strings with Lilan Kane at the Blue Note in Napa. 6pm

Wednesday 2/27 Bach Project Part 2: Musical Offering AT the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Saturday 3/2 New Music by Oakland Composers at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Sunday 3/3 Cosa Nostra Strings plays SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab. 2 sets! 7pm

Wednesday 3/6 Musical Art Quintet at Strings in Berkeley. 8pm

Saturday 3/16 Cosa Nostra Strings opening for and playing the T-Sisters at the Swedish American Music Hall in SF. 8pm

Sunday 3/17 Town Quartet performs for the Chamber Music Monterey Bay Audience Development Day.

Wednesday 3/20 Bach Project Part 3 with Elektra Schmidt at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Wednesday 3/27 The Solaris Trio plays Brahms and Patzner at the Musical Offering Cafe. 7pm

Friday and Saturday 3/29 and 3/30 Concerto Club Symposium VIII at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm

Wednesday 4/17 Bach Project Part 4: Goldberg Variations with Nigel Armstrong and Jacob Hansen-Joseph. 7pm

Wednesday 4/24 Town Quartet plays Verdi and Schubert G Major at the Musical Offering Cafe.

Saturday 4/27 Music by Messiaen and his friends and students at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oakland. 7:30pm